Poet, activist and researcher Glenance Green and former state legislator/gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss, come together to talk Illinois politics, government and how the heck it all works (or doesn’t) in Springfield. From the games that are played just to get bills passed, the role of lobbyists, private plane pension payments and more — Glenance and Daniel will be pulling back the curtain and shining some light.

What folks are saying:

"Why another podcast? Illinois citizens sorely need information about our government...If it stays this valuable, I won’t miss a single episode." - R Melvin

"I was hoping that this podcast would exist, and I’m glad it finally does!" - Drew Soukup

"As a team, you have a wonderful on air chemistry, and it is a joy to listen and be informed at the same time as engaged and entertained!" - Becky Froman Feiman

"CONFIRMED: State Matters’s IL Informed podcast is the best new way to to spend my commute! It makes Monday rush hour bearable (and I love hearing the tea on backroom Springfield politics)" – via Twitter Hadiya Afzal


Chicago, IL

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to understand state government.